Recent News and Articles

The Challenge of Reforming Customs in Bangladesh

May 18, 2016

"Customs and trade reform are a critical part of increasing economic growth, but they are also areas that people generally know very little about," begins Glenn Mackenzie-Frazer, Chief of Party for USAID Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity (BTFA). For this month's installment of IBI's "Featured Expert" series we caught...

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Meet the newest members of the SBAIC Executive Committee

Apr 28, 2016

Janel Poché and Shelley Spencer have recently joined Chair Carlos Rivera and Treasurer Carol Yee on the SBAIC Executive Committee. Janel Poché has transitioned into the role of SBAIC’s Vice Chair after having served from 2012-2015 as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. During this time, Janel nearly tripled SBAIC’s...

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SBAIC welcomes 6 new members at April 2016 member meeting

Apr 5, 2016
Janel Poche, J&A (SBAIC Vice Chair/Membership Committee Co-Chair)

SBAIC is a membership forum established to promote the meaningful utilization of U.S. small businesses at USAID and other U.S. Government Agencies providing foreign assistance.  SBAIC is pleased to welcome 6 new members at the April 5, 2016 Member Meeting. Full Members are for profit U.S. small businesses with USAID or...

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NRCE wins USAID/SENEGAL Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project

Mar 17, 2016
Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna, NRCE President and Principal Engineer

Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc., (NRCE) is very pleased to announce the recent contract award by USAID for the Projet Assainissement - Changement de Comportement et Eau pour le Senegal (ACCES) in Senegal, which comes under USAID’s Water and Development IDIQ (WADI). This task order is a 5-year, $22 million...

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Juarez & Associates to present at eight sessions at CIES

Mar 3, 2016
Janel Hoppes Poche, Juarez & Associates

Juárez & Associates (J&A) is excited to be joining USAID and other education researchers, practitioners, leaders and partners in Vancouver for the 60th Annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference, March 6...

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Liberia’s Public ‘Portal’ on Natural Resource Concessions Enhances Transparency, Encourages Growth

Mar 2, 2016

With the emergence of ICTs as a staple of program design, electronic platforms have been used by development practitioners for mapping conflict, crises, election violence, and a number of advocacy initiatives drawing on stakeholder input and participation. In Liberia, the practice continues in opening up a struggling...

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